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Sr Principal Industrial Security Analyst

Requisition ID: R10072724

  • Category IconCategory: Security
  • Location IconLocation: Fairfax, VA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Polygraph
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking an experienced security professional to serve in a dynamic Senior Principal Industrial Security Analyst position with responsibilities as a CPSO for several dynamic programs, and also as the FSO for our NGMS locations in Northern Virginia. This is a multi-faceted and multi-customer facing security position, responsible for complex programs as it relates to all applicable classified federal, contractual, customer and company requirements. Must be able to interpret and execute security programs for IC and DoD customers, in the SCI and collateral security environments. The candidate will serve as a subject matter expert on security related activities, and must be able to clearly articulate this knowledge.  The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: managing multiple SCIFs supporting fast-paced programs and proposal efforts. Create, maintain and leverage working relationships with internal and external customers. Receives, creates, reviews, and interprets security classification guidance in the form of DD-254 forms. Develops, and administers security programs and procedures for classified or proprietary materials, documents, and equipment. Implements a multi-disciplined security program (access control, personnel security, physical security, and OPSEC).  Studies and implements federal security regulations that apply to program activities. Obtains rulings, interpretations, and acceptable deviations for compliance with regulations from government agencies. Prepares manuals outlining regulations, and establishes procedures for handling, storing, and keeping records, and for granting access for employees and visitors to restricted records and materials. Performs security briefings and maintains a strong security training, education, and awareness program. Investigates security incidents, prepares security incident reports, and identifies recommendations for mitigations and corrective action.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of CPSO and/or Security related experience, or an MS Degree and 8 years of CPSO and/or Security related experience; an additional 4 years of applicable work experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.

Must possess an active TS/SCI Poly.

Experience with DCID guidance and/or ICD guidance (e.g. ICD 503 and ICD 705).

Preferred Qualifications:

Self-starter with minimal supervision.

Current and working knowledge of the Intelligence Community.

FSO experience, including working knowledge of systems of record (e.g. NISS and DISS).

Must be organized and efficient at time management.

Develop and execute program protection strategies for existing programs, developing programs, or new concepts.

Experience supporting classified proposal development and execution.

Ability to display tact, discretion and diplomacy in dealing with all levels of employees.

Conduct risk assessments and analysis; develop mitigation plans and concept of operations to support threat assessments and vulnerability analysis.


Salary Range: $107,000 USD - $160,600 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.